We offer seed-grown akuamma plants. Our plants are well over a year old from seed. Removing the seeds from the pod and cleaning them involves a lot of preparation. Akuamma’s botanical name is picralima nitida, and the seeds contain analgesic indole alkaloids such as akuammine and akuammigine. Although largely unknown outside of those who study ethnobotanicals, akuamma is another one of nature’s most remarkable plants.
Akuamma seeds are very slow to germinate. The seeds take several months to sprout, and they pop up unevenly over the course of several more months. Akuamma seedlings start out growing slowly, but they are quite hardy. This makes them easy to care for compared to most other tropical plants. Akuamma plants are resistant to pests and drought, and they can be grown indoors with good window light or under artificial lights. They can be grown outdoors as long as they are kept from freezing, which means they can be grown as a container plant in most areas of the United States. Akuamma plants are not sensitive to humidity the way kratom plants are. Akuamma is about as easy to grow as a coffee plant, and its leaves have a similar dark green, glossy tone to coffee leaves.
We usually ship live plants early in the week to avoid spending extra time in the post. Please allow extra time for delivery of live plant orders.